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    Default recommendations for skirted, low-cost toilets?

    I'm looking to buy a couple of skirted, "low-cost" toilets. For some reason, I'm leaning toward one-piece toilets (perhaps because I seek a slicker, low-profile look?), but convince me if I'm wrong. These are going in contemporary looking bathrooms.

    Considering the Toto Dorian, Carolina and Carlyle models (staying away from Aquia as concerned about the small water spot - and they're going on tile and concrete). Any feedback on these? Or other brands to consider?

    Hoping to stay close to or even sneak under $500/toilet, as budget is an issue.

    Last edited by dimsumfan; 03-26-2007 at 10:27 AM.

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    Retired Defense Industry Engineer jadnashua's Avatar
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    I have both a Carlyle and a Vespin (2-piece). I like both of them.

    Toto Vespin II CST474CEFG with SS114 Softclose seat.
    This bowl was installed on a 13-1/2" rough-in using the 14" Unifit adapter.
    The water shutoff can be as close as 5-1/2" to the left of center, unless it's higher off the floor, and then it can be even closer to center.
    This shutoff had been replaced with a new 1/4 turn valve with brass nipple through the wall.
    Installation was by James Love of Love Plumbing & Remodel 206-949-5683
    In some of the older Seattle homes, the old toilets had been wall mounted tank toilets.
    Those typically are 14" rough-in and need a flange repair to use standard closet bolt connections at the flange.
    Everything is on the truck for that.
    The Vespin comes with a standard 12" adapter or you can order a 10" or 14" adapter depending on your rough-in distance.
    Last edited by Terry; 04-10-2010 at 04:59 AM.
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